by Wendy C. Hamblet, Conceiving Evil Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conceiving Evil books, What is it that permits us to see others as 'evil'? This book argues that it's our epistemological framework, which also resituates our own moral compass and reframes our moral world such that we can justify performing violent deeds, which we would readily demonize in others, as the heroics of eradicating evil. When conflict is understood positively as the confrontation of differences, an unavoidable and indeed desirable consequence of the rich tapestry of earthly life, then a discussion can open as to how to navigate the countless confrontations of difference in the most skillful way. Through this lens, violence comes into view as the least skillful means of responding to, and working with, difference, since violence tends to 'rebound' and leaves both victims and perpetrators worse off—shameful and vengeful. Philosopher Wendy C. Hamblet argues that the radically polarized and oversimplified worldview that sorts the phenomena of the world into 'good guys' and 'evil others' is a framework as old as human community itself, and one that undermines people's own moral infrastructure, permitting them to take up the very acts that they would readily demonize as 'evil' in others. One's own violent responses to the human condition come to be reframed from unskillful and undesirable actions to valiant heroic reactions. In short, those who see 'evil' in others are far more likely to do 'evil,' resorting to the least skillful means for navigating difference—violence. In theory, violence is demonized as 'evil' in popular and criminological discourse and calls forth 'rebounding' like responses in the form of acts of vengeance in individuals and punitive responses in state institutions. However, punishment is itself defined as an 'evil' inflicted by a legitimate authority upon a wrongdoer in compensation for a wrong done. This leads to the conundrum that the state, as much as the vigilante, must necessarily undermine its own legitimacy by taking up the very acts that it deems as evil in its enemies and punishes in its deviant citizens. By reframing conflict positively, Hamblet introduces a new way of thinking about difference that allows the reader to appreciate (rather than tolerate) difference as a desirable feature of a multicultural, multi-religioned, multi-gendered world. This resituates the discussion of conflict such that conflict response styles can be viewed as more and less skillful means of navigating impasses in a world of differences.
by Kathy Lynn Blaylock, Conceiving Evil Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conceiving Evil books, John Tyler is the human form of an ancient demon who walks among them. He has but one desire: to devour the human race. You can run, girls, and you can scream. However, there is no place to hide, and no one to hear you. To his will, you will bend, or you will break. However, make no mistake. His evil will be conceived! Martha Jane Bishops family is murdered and her innocence is taken during an ancient ritual and conception ceremony, which allows the demon to take possession of the unborn childs human soul. However, his plan has a flaw, and a second seed was planted. The birth and battle of good and evil would come to pass. It will no longer matter who is victorious! The human race can do nothing but pray, pray that somewhere, somehow good survives!
by , The Synopticon Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Synopticon books, Major philosophical concepts (outlines) with reading lists referring to quotations in vols. of the series Great books of the Western world.
by Mark Hocknull, Pannenberg On Evil Love And God Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pannenberg On Evil Love And God books, Pannenberg on Evil, Love and God examines a much-neglected aspect of the theological thought of one of the most original contemporary German theologians, Wolfhart Pannenberg: his theological and philosophical understanding of evil and its relationship to the love of God. The book seeks to correct a widely held misconception that in his theology, Pannenberg has neglected the darker side of the world, concentrating instead on an optimistic picture of the future. This book argues that questions of evil hold a central place throughout Pannenberg’s writing and seeks to draw out the implications of his wrestling with these issues. The Introduction sets the scene by considering the nature of the question of evil and argues that a theological response must be made as part of a global view of the world and not in isolation from other themes. The succeeding chapters develop this theme through a reading of Pannenberg’s theology.
by Antonio Rosmini, Conscience Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conscience books, In Conscience, Rosmini brings to their final conclusion the moral principles developed in his earlier Principles of Ethics. Approaching the study from a rational point of view, he also draws upon theology's contribution to clarify and reinforce reason's deliberations on the subject. In this way, he reaches out to believers and non-believers, all of whom, irrespective of their religion or lack of it, inevitably question themselves sooner or later about the good and evil of their own individual actions. The great moral dilemmas of our own day are vividly presented and acutely analysed in a work that clearly foresaw the moral confusion about to fall on our Western civilization. Is conscience the final arbiter of morality? How can false and upright consciences be distinguished? What is to be done in cases of doubtful morality? Can human authority provide help in the formation of conscience? Basing himself on "the system of truth" outlined in the New Essay Concerning the Origin of Ideas, Rosmini sums up his own position in these words: "There is a light in the human being, and a light that is the human being: the light in the human being is... the law of truth; the light that is the human being is an upright conscience... we become light when we share in the law of truth by means of an upright conscience in conformity with truth". How we become that light is the concern of this book.